Diversity, inclusion and well-being is an important part of our culture and the values that drive our Gateley Team Spirit. We are committed to a fully inclusive, diverse and healthy working environment.

Gender Pay Gap

Gender Pay Gap reporting is based on government methodology focusing on the difference in average pay between men and women in an organisation.Gender pay is not the same as equal pay. Whilst it is true that both deal with the disparity of pay women receive in the workplace, they are different and should not be confused.

Equal pay means that men and women in the same employment performing equal work must receive equal pay.  At Gateley, our remuneration is based on the appropriate level of experience someone has for the job role they are performing and not their gender.  We are confident we pay men and women equal pay for performing equal work.

Gender pay measures a very different metric – it is a measure of the difference between men and women’s average earnings across the entire organisation regardless of their job role.Across the UK economy and society as a whole, currently men are more likely than women to be in senior roles and therefore earn more. Most organisations will therefore have a gender pay gap.

You can read an explanation of our data and details about what we are doing to support more equal opportunities for all people across our business by downloading our report.We have a number of internal initiatives to narrow the gender pay gap and we are committed to the on-going development of our diversity and inclusion strategy.

Diversity & inclusion

As a business we are committed to a fully inclusive, diverse and healthy working environment where our people have ‘room to breathe’, a key element of our Gateley Team Spirit. 

We want our people to feel that they can be 100% themselves at work. We use our four internal networks to provide this support; Pride, Inspire, Unity and Thrive

Our Pride group help to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues across the Gateley group; provide opportunities for internal networking; and to develop and maintain relationships with external LGBT+ groups and networks. We are proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Our Inspire network group has been set up to nurture, develop and provide support to all of our talent across the Gateley group with a particular focus on career milestones, enabling our people to carve the careers they want successfully and to promote diversity and inclusion. 

Our Thrive network supports the health and wellbeing of all employees to promote high levels of performance both physically and mentally across the group. The Thrive committee runs a series of events and training programmes throughout the year to raise awareness and to inspire our people to take care of themselves and those around them.

Unity recognises, celebrates and supports employees from all different cultures, religions, backgrounds and those with disabilities.

Standing against hair discrimination with the Halo Code

We champion the right of our people to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.

We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.

In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employees ability to succeed.

Key stats about our people

With employees from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, over seven different religions and belief systems, and a diverse gender split, inclusion is at the heart of all we do. Each year we ask our employees to complete a diversity survey; this helps us to understand the make-up of our organisation in more detail. Take a look at our most recent stats.


% work flexibly


% have 10+ years service


% care for young children


% are educated to degree level

Celebrating Pride 2019

Environment, social and governance (ESG) matters

As a provider of legal and professional services, the maintenance of the highest ethical standards is core to our business and the services we provide to our clients. But the provision of client-focussed services does not come at the expense of the needs of the wider society and our environment. Our policy is to support communities and charities local to our offices but our activities also provide support to national and international communities and charities.


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